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The aim of the Qassam rocket design appears to be ease and speed of manufacture, using common tools and components. To this end, the rockets are propelled by a solid mixture of sugar and potassium nitrate, a widely available fertilizer. The warhead is filled with smuggled or scavenged TNT and urea nitrate, another common fertilizer.
Between 2001 and January 2009, over 8,600 rockets had been launched, leading to 28 deaths and several hundred injuries,
Originally posted by TDawgRex
reply to post by filosophia
From an old military guy, (and I’m not bashing ya). It boils down to this.
The Palestinians are using area weapons. Meaning that it is inaccurate, hence lower casualties.
The Israelis use point weapons, meaning they are quite accurate with a better kill ratio.
It’s a matter of one side being technology superior over the other.
Is it fair? Nope. But it is war, in their minds (both sides).